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Study: More female drivers mistakenly hit gas pedal (your tax money at work for this?)
Yahoo News ^ | 04/13/12 | Joan Lowy

Posted on 04/13/2012 11:18:34 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

Accidents in which drivers mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake tend to involve older female drivers in parking lots, a new government study has found. One of the study's most striking and consistent findings was that nearly two-thirds of drivers who had such accidents were female. When looking at all crashes, the reverse is true — about 60 percent of drivers involved in crashes are male, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study noted. Another finding: Gas pedal accidents tend to occur more frequently among drivers over age 76 and under age 20. The age disparity showed up in both an analysis of more than 2,400 gas pedal accidents in a North Carolina state crash database and an analysis of nearly 900 news reports of such crashes. In the state database, accidents were almost equally likely to involve drivers under 20 as over 76, but in news reports about 40 percent of accidents involved elderly drivers — four times as many as young drivers.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: nannystate
How does the government justify these rocket scientist studies?...News alert! drivers over 76 may get in more accidents?...who knew?
1 posted on 04/13/2012 11:18:38 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

See, even more government waste. If we wanted to cut this we’d be called anti-science by the people who think man causes global-warming, babies aren’t human and also that males and females can somehow change their sex.

But we are anti-science. lol.


2 posted on 04/13/2012 11:20:53 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

This is part of the “ war on women”


3 posted on 04/13/2012 11:21:04 AM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Of course women mistake the gas pedal. Men mistake the accelerator.


4 posted on 04/13/2012 11:21:53 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("If he ate a skittle you must vote acquittal." ©Jeff Chandler 2012, All rights reserved.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Gas pedals are sexist. The laws of motion are sexist too, as is almost all of physics.


5 posted on 04/13/2012 11:22:20 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
In my life, I have seen two separate Cadilliacs in the dining area of a McDonalds and a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. Then there was the Ford Taurus driven into the lobby of the Post Office (my mother-in-law, at the time 86 years old, the last day she drove a car). In each case, an elderly female driver who pressed the accelerator rather than the break.

This admission, of course, our continuing War on Women.

You go, go, go girl.

6 posted on 04/13/2012 11:23:50 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

How many of these women are transgender....


7 posted on 04/13/2012 11:24:58 AM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I have had this problem since the 90’s.
It is from nerve damage in the legs. I won’t drive a car unless it has a center emergency brake!!


8 posted on 04/13/2012 11:27:40 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (We are screaming! I am Breitbart!! Invictus Maneo)
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To: shadeaud

“about 60 percent of drivers involved in crashes are male”

It may be my age group, but, unless sick, I always drive my wife. As far as I know, so does everybody else, hence the 60% figure.


9 posted on 04/13/2012 11:31:22 AM PDT by benewton
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Women drivers no survivors...


10 posted on 04/13/2012 11:31:58 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Could it be that women, especially older women, are shorter and can’t reach the brake pedal in a hurry?


11 posted on 04/13/2012 11:32:15 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Well, I guess it couldn’t be more clear! We need new laws to solve this!


12 posted on 04/13/2012 11:35:11 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I was going to work today and some lady was at a stop light and had somehow put her car in reverse. I noticed she had it in reverse so I gave 20 feet or so of room behind her. Sure enough when the light changed she punched it and went in reverse for about 5 feet before stopping.


13 posted on 04/13/2012 11:35:26 AM PDT by lwd
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To: sportutegrl
That might be part of the problem...However some may not even be able to see the pedal...
14 posted on 04/13/2012 11:38:04 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

No man will ever ADMIT that he stepped on the wrong pedal!


15 posted on 04/13/2012 11:42:44 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Yeah, another bundle of tax money down the rat hole.

In reference to drivers and accidents, it’s been my experience that the most dangerous drivers on the road are young males driving pickups.

They generally tend to be very aggressive and reckless drivers.

Closely followed by young females driving compact cars and sports cars.


16 posted on 04/13/2012 11:49:18 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I own a chain of car washes and have observed all this for years

With exceptions here and there....my aunt...dixiechick2000 who have both had formal sports driving training

Women simply drive worse

And old people

And teen boys drive wildest...young men too

Old Indian women....fuggedabouit


17 posted on 04/13/2012 11:49:56 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

as opposed to the thirty-something babe who almost t-boned me because she had her face buried in an Egg McMuffin...


18 posted on 04/13/2012 11:59:09 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Dual air bags.


19 posted on 04/13/2012 12:12:58 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: wardaddy

How did you happen to enter the car wash business?


20 posted on 04/13/2012 12:13:05 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: sportutegrl

Who knows. You can always adjust the driver’s seat forward or back for a safe driving position before venturing out.


21 posted on 04/13/2012 12:17:38 PM PDT by ken in texas
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To: wideminded

” Breaking Bad”


22 posted on 04/13/2012 12:21:55 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: wardaddy

” Breaking Bad”
Sorry, should have included you on original.


23 posted on 04/13/2012 12:24:00 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I watched an old man run over some gas pumps without noticing. The policeman that showed up tore his license in half right there.

A great old rockabilly song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVTNcZZ1z98


24 posted on 04/13/2012 12:34:41 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Can you say Audi? People step on the wrong pedal and swear the thing just took off by itself.


25 posted on 04/13/2012 12:36:24 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Now,are they workin’ or stay at home women.We need further
study!


26 posted on 04/13/2012 12:38:41 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
We needed a government study to tell us that women can't drive?
27 posted on 04/13/2012 12:43:13 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The only thing a straight white man gets in this country is the blame for everything.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

And they’re predominantly blonde!


28 posted on 04/13/2012 12:45:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
as opposed to the thirty-something babe who almost t-boned me because she had her face buried in an Egg McMuffin...

One did t-bone me. She had an excuse--her brakes failed. But did she run the car into the curb, slam it in a lower gear, try the emergency brake? --noooooooooo, she kept rocketing through her red light until she made an accordion out of my Mazda. Luckily, no one was riding in my passenger seat or he/she would have been killed. That's also when I found out you're in a world of shiite with Allstate (her insurance company).

29 posted on 04/13/2012 12:47:34 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Just yesterday a women hit my wife’s car backing out of a parking space because she thought hit the brake and instead hit the gas.....I kid you not....


30 posted on 04/13/2012 3:35:13 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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